Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is the primary setting for the first six books of the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. It is a fictional British boarding school of magic for around 600 witches and wizards between the ages of 11 and 17. The school has numerous charms and spells on and ...

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How did Slytherin win the House Cup so many years in a row/ Why doesn't Ravenclaw win every year?

It has been previously established that Slytherin won the House Cup for six years in a row before Philosopher's Stone. We also know that there are two sources of House Points: those awarded (or ...
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Did the Centaurs participate in the Battle of Hogwarts?

Centaurs are the magical creatures lived in the Forbidden Forest, at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In Sorcerer's Stone a centaur, named Firenze who rescued Harry in the Forbidden ...
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Is Horace Slughorn head of Slytherin during his second term at Hogwarts?

We know that the Potions master at Hogwarts is also the Head of Slytherin house. This Wiki entry tells us that Prof Slughorn indeed was the Head of Slytherin during his first term at Hogwarts. But ...
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Did the Hogwarts' Express take a detour in Prisoner of Azkaban?

Did the Hogwarts' Express take a detour in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to pick up the Dementors? Yesterday, I listened to the German audio book and there Ron complains that it takes ...
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Where do students who don't get into Hogwarts go?

Hogwarts is modeled on English private schools like Eton. If Hogwarts is a "private school" where do the students go who either can't afford it or don't get in?
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Hogwarts: So why aren't the kids “doing it”?

So you've got Hogwarts, with several hundred adolescents obviously suffering from raging hormones, living in sexually integrated housing, and the incidence of hanky-panky beyond snogging is apparently ...
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What are the requirements to teach at Hogwarts?

After reading in the wiki that Neville Longbottom would become Professor for Herbalogy at Hogwarts I got curious if there are any special requirements for becoming a teacher there. Do you just need to ...
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Why did Dumbledore not introduce Prof. Quirrell at the beginning of the year?

As there is a new DADA teacher every year, Dumbledore announces the new teacher every year at the beginning. Every year except the first. Did J.K. Rowling ever explain (in canon) why Dumbledore did ...
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Who is the Current Headmaster of Hogwarts?

After the second Wizarding war, who is the Headmaster for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? There were assumptions that it would be Professor McGonagall because she was most trusted by ...
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Does each student need a pet?

In Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry almost all students have their own pets like owls, cats, toads, etc. I understand that students need owls for communication, but is it necessary that all ...
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Why Do People Remain at Hogwarts After Dumbledore's Death?

From what I’ve read on here, people remained at Hogwarts after Dumbledore’s death, mainly in Dumbledore’s Army. But why wouldn’t the parents just have their children come home? Also, I know the ...
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Did the marauders like Peter Pettigrew?

In this answer : http://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/9455/25353 it's written that the marauders didn't like Peter. Is this true? Is there any canon proof of this? Perhaps a JKR interview or something ? ...
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What ruse of danger prevents Muggles from exploring the area where Hogwarts and Hogsmeade stand?

In Goblet of Fire, it says that people cannot see the school; rather, they see only ruins and several warnings of danger. (Chapter 11) What kind of warnings make Muggles too afraid (or indifferent) ...
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Could Hagrid have re-attempted Hogwarts after CoS?

I know that Hagrid is not really of age, but still : by the end of Chamber of Secrets, the Minister of Magic knows that Hagrid had not open the Chamber fifty years before. Even if Fudge did not trust ...
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Does the Taboo jinx work while in Hogsmeade and/or Hogwarts?

Does the Taboo jinx work while in Hogsmeade and/or Hogwarts? Or would it be rendered useless? I can't remember, and I've lost my copy of Deathly Hallows. Any knowledge would be appreciated.
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Flitwick's office: thirteenth window from the right of the West Tower, looking east or west?

In PoA Dumbledore tells Hermione and Harry that Flitwick's office is located on the seventh floor at the thirteenth window from the right of the west tower,but is it the right of the tower itself ...
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What was Filch doing during the battle of Hogwarts?

I can't remember whether Filch was even mentioned during the last book. Given the Ministry's strong rules against Muggle-borns, it could be assumed they might have somehow tried to dispose of squibs ...
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Did Voldemort know what kind of plans Draco was making against Dumbledore?

Voldemort didn't expect Draco to succeed, so perhaps he had just assigned Draco to the task and let him do whatever he wanted So most probably he didn't know about the cursed necklace nor the poison ...
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How does Draco Malfoy know Hermione is muggle born?

In Harry Potter and The Chamber of secrets, Draco calls Hermione a filthy little mud blood. But how does he know Hermione was muggle born? She never let slip she was muggle born in the Philosopher's ...
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How do you get into Hogwarts if you are muggle-born?

If you're muggle-born how do you get your acceptance letter to Hogwarts if it has 'muggle repelling charms' on it? How, for example did Hermione Granger get her letter and how did she reply to it?
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Homework at Hogwarts

Probably a moot point, but if you're writing an essay at Hogwarts, do you have to cite your sources or is plagiarism not a thing? Just a thought that struck me as I started reading the first chapter ...
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What are the Hogwarts Houses relations, outside of Gryfindor/Slytherin?

What are the the relations, as written in the books, between the houses outside of the very clear enmity between Gryffindor and Slytherin? For example: As a whole what do the students of Gryffindor ...
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How could Argus Filch clean up the whole castle by himself without magic?

Hogwarts castle is quite big as far as I know (7 or more floors plus all the Towers). How could Filch alone clean up the whole castle provided the fact that he is unable to use magic? Maybe Mrs. ...
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Ways to reach Hogwarts school of witchcraft and Wizardry? [duplicate]

What are the various ways to reach Hogwarts School of witch craft and wizardry from the muggle world? Is Kings Cross Platform 9-3/4 the only way to reach Hogwarts from the Muggle world?
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How did Wormtail come to be with the Weasleys?

Sirius in PoA mentions that Wormtail intentionally sought after a wizarding family to take him in so that he could keep an ear to the ground regarding any news of his old master Voldy. We know that ...
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Rules & Regulations Of Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft & Wizardary

What do you think would be the requirements in getting admission in Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft & Wizardry? Would a child of 10 years old gain admission if he were to turn 11 in the months to ...
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Do muggle trains roll along the Hogwarts Express railway near Hogwarts without seeing the enchanted area?

The Hogwarts Express utilizes Kings Cross Station and the muggle rail line leading in and out of London. Has JKR mentioned if muggle trains use the tracks all the way to and beyond Hogwarts as part of ...
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Are the Hogwarts Potion Books intentionally misleading?

They don't seem to be giving the correct instructions in concocting the potions- as seen when Hermione isn't able to make her draught in Slughorn's class.
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Were there (or are there) any Dark Wizards who were Sorted into the Hufflepuff House?

I just finished watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (Philosopher's) Stone on DVD. Not my first time seeing in the movie by a long shot, but Quirrell captured my attention during the film. He was ...
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Can one's House change?

In Harry Potter, when a witch or a wizard is 11 they go to Hogwarts and their first major experience is their own Sorting. In front of the Great Hall, each new student goes to the stool, sits down, ...
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When is a raven like an eagle? When it's on the Ravenclaw house crest

I saw an image macro on facebook the other day that started me thinking; I tried to look into it and I found two separate styles. Pottermore Style Book Style Neither of these to me looks ...
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Where did Hogwarts get money for salaries, food and other purchases?

We know that you can't transfigure food, so you have to grow it or buy it. Ditto money. I'm sure that aside from some medicinal plants Herbology Professor had there were no farmlands at Hogwarts. So ...
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How does the Room of Requirement work?

How does the Room of Requirement work? Yes, I know it's magic, but is the Hogwarts castle itself sentient?
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When was Hogwarts founded?

We don't know the exact dates for when Hogwarts was founded, but can you at least give bounds or make an educated guess? Alternately, what are the bounds for the date of building the Hogwarts castle, ...
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Who built Hogwarts?

Did JKR explain how the Schools founding Wizards got the castle? Did they charm muggles into building it, did they buy it from the Romans, or is there another answer?
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Are there any official statements about Hogwarts during Harry's absence to search horcruxes?

I'm asking this out of love for the Harry Potter series, of course, and because I want to write a fanfic that takes place at Hogwarts during Harry's (absent) seventh year. There's only very little ...
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Why does Peeves listen to the Bloody Baron?

Peeves the poltergeist very rarely takes commands from anyone. However, he does listen to the Bloody Baron. What's the story behind this? Let me summarize some of what we know about Peeves. We ...
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How did a muggleborn get to Hogwarts before the Hogwarts Express?

We've more or less asserted why the Hogwart's express exists, but at some point in Hogwarts history it didn't. No problem I though, everyone just apparated with their children to Hogsmeade, no problem ...
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Were all the Hogwarts Professors former Hogwarts students?

According to the Harry Potter book series, was being a former Hogwarts student a prerequisite for a Witch or a Wizard to become a Professor at Hogwarts?
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How could the Marauder's Map plot Hogwarts?

According to the Marauder's map entry on Harry Potter Wikia, The Marauder's Map is a magical document that reveals all of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Not only does it show every ...
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Is there an official blueprint of Hogwarts?

I would love to make Hogwarts in Minecraft, but I have no idea what the whole castle looks like, or where specific rooms are inside. I have seen plenty of angles of it, but what I would like is some ...
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What do wizard children do before attending Hogwarts?

Most of the wand-carriers that come from a non-Muggle family seem fairly uneducated when it comes to interacting with Muggles. This implies that they don't go to any type of Muggle school before ...
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Quest for Rowena Ravenclaw's lost diadem

When Harry returns to Hogwarts, he discusses the possibility of an old memorial of Ravenclaw house that could have turned into a Horcrux. When he comes to know about the object being a tiara-like ...
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Why couldn't Harry or anybody else see Peter Pettigrew aka Scabbers on the Marauder's Map when Lupin could?

Fred and George stumbled upon the Marauder's map in their first year. They passed it on to Harry while in their fifth year. Also note that, while talking to Harry in Train, Ron described Scabbers as ...
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In which Hogwarts House would each of the Peverell brothers be in?

Had the Peverell brothers been at Hogwarts, which house would each of them have been Sorted into? I assume their respective choices of hallows is reflective of their traits and desires. Just so ...
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Are there any important, extraordinary, or accomplished Hufflepuffs?

It seems like getting sorted into Hufflepuff is a pat on the head and a kindly expectation that you'll never accomplish much. Has anyone disproved that stereotype?
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Who is the ghost on the back of The Goblet of Fire?

On the back cover of the Bloomsbury edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is this picture: Who is the ghost?
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Did Voldemort actually curse the job of Defense Against Dark Arts professor after being denied the position?

So, everyone and their formidable Grandmother believes that DADA position at Hogwarts is cursed so that anyone taking it only lasts a year at most. Some people who know more than others, might ...
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How does the Hogwarts Headmaster know whom to invite to school?

So all wizards get an invitation to Hogwarts at 11... How do they know whom to invite? If a wizard is Muggle-born, then nobody would know about their existence. Or do they register some weird ...
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Who gets Muggle-born students onto Platform 9 3/4?

Who gets Muggle-born students onto Platform 93/4? Their parents can't pass through the magical wall (I suppose). Harry only gets onto the platform by accident in his first year after bumping into the ...